David L. Boren Scholarship

Campus deadline: January 6, 2024  (undergraduate students)

National deadline: late January** (graduate students)

**Check Boren website for most updated deadlines

Boren Scholarships (undergraduate) and Fellowships (graduate) provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an international and language component to their education. Boren Awards provide the resources to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation.

Boren Scholarships (for undergraduate students) promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion; therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. If full-year opportunities in the same program are unavailable, students may submit two separate but related applications for study in two different programs. Summer-only programs are limited to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students. Applications for summer-only programs will be considered if the program is eight weeks or more.


  1. Review all pertinent award information at www.borenawards.org 
  2. Notify us of your intent to apply at prestigiousawards@miami.edu
  3. Undergraduate students, download and follow these campus submission instructions.
  4. Graduate students, submit application online at www.borenawards.org 

NOTE: If you would like to receive feedback on your application, you must send your materials to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships (prestigiousawards@miami.edu) at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Undergraduate applicants must send materials two weeks before the campus deadline and graduate applicants must send materials two weeks before the national deadline.